Sunday, November 13, 2016
Veterans and quilts
Yesterday, Mr Wazoo and I went to a ceremony for Quilts of Valor here in Blairsville. The ladies from our guild who have made it their mission to give the hug a quilt provides to the combat and wounded vets. It was a moving and uplifting event, with families clicking pictures of their loved one being honored. Mr Wazoo shed a tear or two, something I rarely see him do. He served on the Forrestal aircraft carrier in the 60s and wore his Navy hat. Serving between wars, he was at the Bay of Pigs on standby, and later, stationed in Cuba, a place where my Army veteran daughter was also stationed. She gave him a flag that flew over Guantanamo on his birthday as a gift. It is framed, and hanging in the bedroom. But I digress... here are some pictures from yesterday's event.
The rest of the day, I worked on the quilt in progress, trying to get it to a place where I can take it off the design wall and get going on the waiting customer tee shirt quilt. I just have the setting triangles to go, then all the parts are done! The pieces are cut, I will sew them today.